Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I love unique and different. I often create cakes and baked goods from scratch, while other times I prefer the ease of using a boxed mix. When I use a box mix I like to try my best to make decorating a little different or add a little something extra to it. I was really excited to learn I would be receiving a Nestles seasonal mix of candy. I had fully intended on writing this post around Christmas time, but time got away with me between work and preparing for the the holidays. Once I created the cupcakes I realized that despite the candy being holiday related my cupcakes in fact came out very bright and colorful.
- Cherry Laffy Taffy (12 pieces)
- Pixy Stix
- Sweet Tart candy canes
- Favorite box cake mix and ingredients
- Jar of frosting
Begin by preparing your cake mix per the instructions. Place your cupcake liners in the pan and fill each cup a quarter full. Cut the 12 Laffy Taffy candies in half and place one in each cup and add the remaining batter to the pan. Bake as directed.Once your cupcakes are cool frost them with frosting. We used a vanilla and left it white, but you could easily color it or purchase a different flavor. Then sprinkle the top of each cupcake with your favorite color Pixy Stix. Take your Sweet Tart candy canes and break them evenly at the top arch (so that the bottom of the curve lines up parallel with the break) to create a little U shape (or rainbow as the Drama Queens called them) and stick one into each cupcake. I thought they were so cute and bright and the Drama Queens began calling them Candy Land cupcakes. They said it was like they had little mini hills with clouds and rainbows over them. The inside came out really neat because part of it was like a normal cupcake, but the bottom was really juicy with melted Laffy Taffy in it. Even better is we were able to create them in a matter of a few minutes and the options are endless based on coloring the cake batter, adding sprinkles inside the batter, adding color to the frosting or even flavors. You can really have so much fun creating these in no time at all and even better you don’t have to be an expert cake designer.
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